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India’s central bank cuts rates a week before election

India's central bank cut interest rates on Thursday, delivering a shot in the arm to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's poll hopes a week before...

Sugar rush fades for Indian farmers ahead of vote

India is vying to become the world's top sugar producer, but for its millions of sugarcane growers life is far from sweet as the...

Congress party promises Indians cash, jobs and cleaner air

India's main opposition Congress party vowed Tuesday to end abject poverty by 2030, hand cash to 50 million families and tackle the "emergency" of...

Facebook removes many accounts in India, Pakistan for “inauthentic” behaviour

Facebook has removed 712 accounts and 390 pages in India and Pakistan because of "inauthentic behaviour" and spamming, it said on Monday, much of...

London court told of death threat as denies Indian billionaire bail

Fugitive billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi was denied bail in a London court on Friday, following his arrest last week on charges over his alleged...

India’s Modi launches election blitz, trumpets space feat

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a campaign blitz Thursday with three huge rallies where he declared voters would reward his decision to...

India shoots down satellite, joining space superpowers: Modi

India said Wednesday it shot down a low-orbiting satellite in a missile test that proved the nation was among the world's most advanced space...

Jet chairman Goyal steps down as banks move in with rescue plan

Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal will step down from the board of the Indian carrier he founded 25 years ago and its lenders will seize...

India seizes cash, drugs and booze worth $70mn in pre-vote crackdown

Indian authorities have seized more than $70 million worth of cash, booze and illegal drugs under special laws designed to curb vote buying during...

Rahul Gandhi vows basic income for millions of India’s poorest if PM

Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday vowed a "final assault on poverty" in India if elected prime minister in May, promising a minimum income...